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Oregon companies join vegetarian food fight – Portland Business Journal

By Wendy Culverwell, Staff Reporter: Portland Business Journal | May 4, 2015 Oregon is well-represented in a brewing battle over the final version of the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines. With a comment deadline looming Friday, the meat, dairy and now plant-based industries are lobbying the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services to include their views in the final recommendations of what Americans should eat. The agencies are required to review the guidelines …

Vegetarians, ranchers and conscious omnivores of the world, unite! – The Ecologist

… mixed with slaughterhouse waste.” For the first time since the advent of industrial agriculture, the federal government is considering advising Americans to eat “less red and processed meat”. That advice is the outcome of studies conducted by an independent panel of ‘experts’ which was asked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for recommended changes to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. The February 19 …

New science on cholesterol, eggs and vegetarian diets | The Seattle Times

… population, before making recommendations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Since the guidelines were first released in 1980, some recommendations have remained fairly constant, but changes have popped up over the years in response to science, politics or pressure from the food industry. The DGAC issued its more than 500-page scientific report in February, and this year’s most dramatic change is the removal of …

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